Michael Novotny, who runs QA for 8BIT, launched a new site during his session this weekend at WordCamp Atlanta called WP Test. As Michael explains, WP Test uses “a fantastically exhaustive set of test data to measure the integrity of your plugins and themes.”
WP Test will run your themes and plugins though the gauntlet and show you visually where your blog survives and where it breaks. WP test is built off of the WordPress Theme Unit Test Codex as well as 3 years of experience in plugin and theme support, corner cases included.
It will run your site through every post format, every media type, every widget and more. It is incredibly thorough. Want to see it in action? You can check out a demo of WP Test here to see just how thorough it is.
If you like what you see you can download the test files, follow the installation instructions and run it on your WordPress site. It’s free of charge too, which is fantastic.
Michael has also put WP Test on Github so the community can help improve and add to it. So if you’re on Github and see any potential improvements for WP Test, help out the community by adding to the project.
Both the WP Test site and demo are built off of Standard Theme, but the test itself is theme-agnostic, meaning it will work on any WordPress theme. This, plus the free cost, makes WP Test something that everyone should take advantage of.
Why wouldn’t you want to make sure your WordPress site is healthy? If you want to be able to throw everything at your WordPress site and know confidently that it will be able to handle the load, head over to WP Test today and let it put your WordPress site through its paces.
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